Temperature variability in China, 1951 to 1996

Yuk Yee YAN*

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Standard deviations of mean monthly temperatures were calculated and mapped to show the temporal and spatial variations of temperature variability in China for the period from 1951 to 1996. It is discovered that there was a decreasing trend of temperature variability. Thermal variability was found to be greatest in winter and least in summer. Increasing variability toward the north was apparent in all seasons. Major differences in seasonal spatial patterns also existed owing to topography and the effect of monsoon and maritime influences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-300
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Geography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Föhn effect
  • Maritime influence
  • Monsoon
  • Temperature variability


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